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Marcie - Interview 04

10 years ago Marcie's husband Larry was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Today he is completely dependent on her and Marcie gave up her job as a Ward Clerk to look after him. Most of Marcie's time is taken up with caring for him, which is restricting and isolating.

  • Background

    Marcie is from Italy and met Larry, originally from Jamaica, in England. They have been married for over 40 years and have two grown up children. She became a carer...

  • Age at interview 72
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Rani - Interview 07

    Rani cares for her husband who has depression and he is very much dependent on her. She finds it hard, especially since she suffers from ill health herself.

  • Background

    Rani and her husband have three grown up children. They came to the UK almost thirty years ago and have lived in the Midlands ever since. She became a carer...

  • Age at interview 62
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Aiko - Interview 17

    Aiko has been caring for her husband who suffers from complex post traumatic stress syndrome, bi-polar disorder and severe depression for seven years. She believes mental health services should address the needs of the whole family.

  • Background

    Aiko came to the UK in 2000 to be with her husband Jim. She has been unable to continue her career in design and training and is now a full...

  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Emily - Interview 19

    Emily has been caing for her husband who suffers from Schizophrenia since she came to the UK three years ago. She says her relationship to God gives her peace and makes her able to cope with a difficult situation.

  • Background

    Emily is a full time carer. She is married and has a teenage daughter. She became a carer at age 33. Ethnic background: Jamaican.

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Anne - Interview 20

    Anne has been caring for her husband, who has severe depression, over the last four years. She has recently returned to part time work after having been a full time carer for some time. She believes it should be a requirement that health professionals listen to carers.

  • Background

    Anne lives with her husband and two daughters. She became a carer for her husband at age 36. She feels she belongs to a minorty group due ot her religious...

  • Age at interview 40
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Kiran - Interview 26

    Kiran has been caring for his wife for seven years. She has a lot of health issues and it took over 20 years to find out that depression was an important part of her problems.

  • Background

    Kiran used to work as a machine operator and Foreman but retired to care for his wife. They have three grown up children. He became a carer at age 48....

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Male